American car company Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 200,000 older-model cars due to issues found in the brake light, according to a report by NHTSA last week.
The recall is Ford’s solution to address the brake lights which can’t stop from turning on. Brake pedal parts made of rubber easily disintegrate when exposed to high humidity levels and temperatures. Thus, this keeps the brake lights on. In another incident, those who drive with automatic transmission are able to shift out of park gear without even stepping on the brake pedal. According to NHTSA, these issues cause confusion to drivers and can be the cause of a vehicle-related injury.
Ford recalls older models like the 2014 and 2015 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ of the same years. Also included in the recall is the 2015 Mustang. The vehicles being recalled are all be coming from states with hot and humid climate. These states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
What Owners Can Expect With The Ford Recall
Ford will start the recall by the first week of March. Once the owners will be notified, dealerships can start with the brake and clutch pedal bumper replacement. The recon will be free of charge.